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Why Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery creates a more natural shape, bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can yield profound benefits for one’s appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Children are typically not addressed until they are at least 7 years of age. Many adults with prominent ears are very sensitive about them and try to hide them, but after surgery are happy to show their ears off, wearing their hair back like never before!

Specifically, ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
  • Lop ear
  • Constricted ear
  • “Spock” ear
  • Split earlobes, including gauge earlobes
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

Details of the surgery

After the client receives either twilight sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Shermak will create inconspicuous incisions behind the ears. These incisions will give her access to trim superfluous ear cartilage, recontour the ear’s shape, and pin the ears closer to the head. Ear symmetry is carefully balanced in the process, while earlobe imperfections are also corrected. When she has completed these tasks, Dr. Shermak will close the incisions with sutures and place the patient in a recovery suite to begin their healing process.

Getting started Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about otoplasty and think it might be right for your goals, please contact our Baltimore, Maryland offices to set up your consultation with Dr. Shermak today. You can also get a better idea of the procedure by viewing our online library of before and after photography.

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We are officially open, thanks to Governor Hogan!

We welcome new patients and are looking forward to performing elective surgical procedures, starting the week of May 11.

This is a new day, with new safety protocols. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and respect the continued risk COVID-19 presents. For this reason, we will be instituting the following protocols:

  • We will have Sandy stationed at our entryway with sterilizer and a COVID-19 survey for our new patients to fill out. Sandy will also check your temperature and collect your paperwork at the door – our medical intake form can be filled out prior to your coming to the office, or you can fill it out after you arrive.
  • Please bring a mask for any in-office visits. If you are coming for surgery, please bring a paper mask if you have one. For any other visits, cloth masks or paper masks are fine.
  • We need any patient waiting to be seen to wait in your car until we can safely accommodate you in an exam room. We need to respect social distancing and are spacing our patients out to assure safety.
  • We can only allow the patient to come in to the office for examination. Friends or family will need to wait outside the office.
  • For those assisting our postoperative patients on the day of surgery: we ask that you kindly wait in your car and we will call you in to discuss postoperative instructions.
  • I am continuing to schedule Virtual Consultations which is exciting and new! Check out my Resources section or header at drshermak.com to get started!

I look forward to seeing you soon!


As of July 1st, the staff members at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland will no longer routinely be wearing masks following the state guidelines per Governor Hogan.

All of our staff members are vaccinated.

If any patient would prefer that the medical staff member caring for them wear a mask, please let us know and we will gladly do so.

We treat patients with compormised immune systems and we need to be respectful of their needs.

We are asking patients who are not fully vaccinated to please wear masks while in our office so that we may continue to safely accomodate our patients with weakened immune systems.

Thank you!

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